Its rare that we report on a kid just heading into his freshman season. That said as QB Cade Knighton (5-11 170) could be the exception to the rule, having a chance to play early and start for the Central Catholic Rams.
As most know CC is a traditional power, typically reloading every year. This season will not be any different as the Rams feature an impressive 2018 class, and what looks to be a special 2020 group. Knighton of (Oregon City), Silas Starr (Lincoln), Ethan Flynn (Beaverton), and Miles Jackson (Portland) give Central an elite foursome to build around.
Over the last few months Cade helped EForce Football to the 7v7 IMG Regional title in Seattle, beating a very talented Ford Sports team 27-13. Knighton earned tournament MVP honors in the process and showed that he was legit on multiple levels. He recently earned Most Valuable Player honors for the class of 2020, at the University of Washington “Top Dawg Camp”.
Cade has unique instincts and an understanding of the game that very few older athletes possess. His ability to read defenses and step up in clutch situations put him in a special category. He comes from a talented family with his mom playing basketball & softball at UCLA, and sister Brittany being a former 1st team all state and TRL Player of the Year in hoops.
Off the field Knighton is equally impressive, sporting a 3.9 GPA. His brother Hunter was ranked one of the state’s top WR’s out of Oregon City a few years back. He is now studying to be a doctor at Lewis & Clark University.
In summary Cade is a kid that we will hear a lot about in the coming years. It’s still early, but when all is said and done Knighton has the potential of being one of the best quarterback’s ever to come out of this state.